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Maddox, David Jarrell Kelley

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Maddox, David Jarrell Kelley
March 15, 2007 05:39PM
1844-1943" by Wendell H. Rone. Probably published in 1944 by
Messenger Job Printing Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky, pp. 332-333.
Used by permission. [Daviess]

DAVID JARRELL KELLEY MADDOX: This faithful minister of the Gospel
bore well the name of that pioneer preacher of the Green River
country, Elder David Jarrell Kelley. Our subject was born near the
village of Rockport, in Ohio County, Ky., on May 10, 1836. He was
the son of John Maddox, Sr., a licentiate, but never an ordained,
minister. His father was a successful revivalist for many years.
His mother was Amelia B., daughter of Robert and Charlotte Barnes
Brother Maddox was the eighth child of ten and in his early years
had only the educational advantages afforded by his native county, but
by close application, laboring in the day time, and studying at night,
and preaching on the Lord's day, he acquired a large fund of
information on ecclesiastical and literary subjects.
He was married in March, 1856, to Miss Sallie A. Tichenor,
daughter of Collier and Ann Tichenor. To this union twelve children
were born. Two of them, Edgar D. and Albert L., became useful Baptist
ministers and their sketches occur in this history. His first wife
died about 1900. In November, 1902, he married Lou Tichenor, who
tenderly ministered unto him until his death.
At the age of ten, Elder Maddox was converted and baptized into
the fellowship of Walton's Creek Church by Elder Alfred Taylor. This
meeting was conducted in his father's home and he was among sixteen
who were baptized at the time. This was the beginning of the work
which grew later into West Providence Church, the home of the Maddox
preachers for the past three generations. He was licensed to preach
by the West Providence Church in June, 1859, and ordained on May 7,
1860, by a presbytery composed of Elders Alfred Taylor and J. F.
Austin. In his ministry of forty-four years he served sixteen
churches. They were: Rochester in Butler County, West Providence,
Pond Run, Mt. Carmel, Beaver Dam, Woodward's Valley, West Point,
Green River, Cool Spring, and Mt. Zion in Ohio County, Paradise,
Central City, and Drakesboro, in Muhlenberg County; Buck Creek and
Livermore in McLean County; and, South Hampton in Daviess County.
Brother Maddox took a deep interest in the denominational affairs
at large, attending often the general meetings. For thirteen years he
served efficiently as the Moderator of the Gasper River Association.
He assisted in organizing a number of churches and in ordaining a
number of preachers of which nine had been baptized by him. The work
of the denomination was greatly helped by his life and ministry.
His death occurred in his sixty-eighth year, on February 21, 1904.
He was buried in the family cemetery near West Providence Church, after
four ministers had taken part in conducting the funeral at the church.

Maddox Kelley Barnes Render Tichenor Taylor Austin
Ohio Butler Muhlenberg McLean

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